For Earby residents, watching the events at the damaged Whaley Bridge dam may have brought back difficult memories of the 2015 Boxing Day floods that engulfed Earby, flooding homes and businesses. Anyone who has experienced flooding will know how disruptive it is.
When I was first elected in 2010, the main challenge we faced was getting the economy back under control. Following the biggest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s unemployment was shooting up.
Next week is National Organ Donor Week. I want encourage as many people to talk about Organ Donations with their family and friends. Organ Donation Week is a great opportunity for donor families, transplant patients, the wider NHS and organisations to reinforce the importance of organ donation.
The Prime Minister has asked the Queen to prorogue Parliament, marking the long-overdue end of this session of parliament. It’s an interesting fact that this sitting has been the longest since the “Long Parliament” of the English Civil War.